The government of Japan through the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications seeks data on all Japanese and non-Japanese residents such as household composition, changes in residence and employment situation as of Oct. 1 this year.
The ministry is calling for residents to fill out the questionnaires manually or online. There are about 610,000 census takers who started knocking on doors Monday will put questionnaires in letter boxes, instead of handing them over at the door as they used to, and will give explanations of the content via the interphone to avoid direct contact due to the pandemic.
This Census is mandatory and failure to comply might be fine up to 500,000 JPY according to Statistics Act
Article 61 Any person who falls under any of the following items shall be punished by a fine of not more than 500,000 yen:
(i) Any person who, in violation of Article 13, refused to make a report of a fundamental statistical survey or has made a false report;
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Japanese have an endearing affection with mountains. In fact, anything that involves mountain climbing can quickly brighten their mood. No matter the size of the mountain (big or small), you’ll surely get a positive reaction when such a topic gets in the conversation. They even have a Mountain day (Yama no Hi), which is celebrated annually on the 11th of August. If that isn’t a testament of how much they love and adore their mountains then I don’t what is.
Sea of clouds, Pinoy Gaijin in Fuji-san 2017
I love mountain climbing myself. As a matter of fact, I have climbed Mt Fuji in 2017. It was a surreal and otherworldly experience. The trek going up the peak is a laborious one, but once you get in there, the view of the sunrise at the summit will definitely take your breath away. That’s why I highly recommend you go on hiking at least once in your lifetime. Nonetheless, I’m pretty sure once you get to partake in it you’ll never going to stop. It’s addicting, albeit a healthy one.
If you are planning to get into mountain climbing or if you are a seasoned one, and are looking for the best mountains to climb in Japan, you are definitely in the right place (or blog?). Here are the best mountains to climb in Japan:
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The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) has commenced in the Philippines since 2002. Recently, Japanese Ambassador HANEDA Koji together with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. signed and exchanged notes on (JDS) Project on June 8, 2020.
The exchange of Notes signed will provide 337 million yen (approximately 159 million pesos) to support 22 Filipino young officials from various governmental institutions to study as JDS fellows of post graduate program, entering Japan starting Academic Year 2021. This project aims to enhance the JDS fellows’ expertise with their respective fields and to help build a pool of future Filipino leaders who will greatly contribute to the country’s overall economic development by returning to and working in the Philippines. To date, a total of 361 Filipino JDS fellows have been to Japan since it began in the Philippines in 2002.
If you want to pursue masters related to the social and economic development of the Philippines. You will enter to Japanese prestigious Universities and here is your chance.
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As response to the economic hardship brought by the corona virus pandemic, the Japanese government has announced that they will be handing out 100,000 yen to residents in Japan for financial support.
Each person listed on Japan’s Basic Resident Register as of April 27, 2020 will receiver this 100,000 financial benefit. If you had register as a resident and have a visa of more than three months. Congratulation you are eligible!
The application form will be sent by a municipal office to the head of each household. One got it, you only have 3 months to submit it. So if you receive it on May, you only have until August.
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Summers in Japan are some of the hottest I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The season officially starts from June until through August. The combination of hot and humid weather can make you soak in wet the moment you step out from your house.
Dreaming of being at the beach, while being kissed by the sun with winds coming from the sea, is a thought that we all want to experience while the summer season is still in. Whether you want to get yourself refreshed by soking yourself in hot sea water or you just want to have some relaxation by basking in the sun while simultaneously reading a book, then a trip to a beach is a must.
If you are looking for ways to enjoy your summer in Japan and experience one of a kind relaxation by visiting beaches near Tokyo, then you come at the right place.
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For more than 60 years, the Japanese Government had invited Filipinos with other nationals from all over the world to study in Japan. Each year, an annual average of 100 scholars from the Philippines have been sent to Japan under six different scholarship programs.
For more information click each scholarship link.
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This pandemic creates havoc since January till the present that made the world halted at some point. The virus is still there and cases are rising and falling but had no plans of slowing down especially in big metropolis like Tokyo. Its very important to know where to get help when you suspect you might got COVID base on the known systems.
The Metro Tokyo Government had a guideline on how to get help. Please follow below.
You are experiencing symptoms and have a primary care doctor
- If you are pregnant or at higher risk for serious illness (elderly, receiving dialysis, taking immunosuppressive or anti-cancer medication, or have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or respiratory disease such as COPD), call immediately. For others, call after 4 days of continued symptoms.
- Severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, severe sense of fatigue, or high fever If you think your symptoms are severe, or you are taking and need to remain on an antipyretic, call immediately.
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If you are looking for reliable remittance company that you could send your hard earned Japanese Yen to the Philippines. Then you come to the right place. This will be a guide especially for beginners who just recently came to Japan and looking for ways to send their money back home.
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If you are flying overseas to Tokyo. Most likely you will end up in Narita Airport. Metro Tokyo has two main international airports: Narita which is the far from the city, located 70km from Tokyo Station. While the other one Haneda Airport is only 20km away. Narita Airport accounts for more than half of the international flight traffic.
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As summer begins to start, multiple festivals start to emerge in Japan. Summer wouldn’t be complete without the grand and colorful festivals in the land of the rising sun, otherwise known as Matsuri. In northern part of Japan particularly in the region called Tohoku, three major festivals are amongst the most well-known and popular that attracts many spectators across the country and even from foreigners. These festivals are “Aomori Nebuta Festival”, “Akita Kanto Festival”, and “Sendai Tanabata Festival.”
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